Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wine Wednesday - Champagne & Cupcakes

Many writers have written articles and discussed at length the pairing of champagne and cake. Especially wedding cake and champagne. The verdict is usually that the sweetness of wedding cake is not an ideal match for the dry champagne that it's usually served with. After tasting a variety of Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, Cavas, and Proseccos with cupcakes...that couldn't be further from the truth!

We had cupcakes in Lemon, Banana Chocolate and Coconut made by Delightings and a cheese and charcuterie plate. Each lady invited to the party brought a bottle of 'champagne', which really just meant anything with bubbles in it. That was a pretty cool way to do things because we definitely had plenty of sparklers to drink and I was able to try different ones to see which matched up the best with the cupcakes. The following is a list of wines that we were available to drink with the cupcakes. I don't have a formal review of the wines because there were so many and it was just too beautiful a night :-)

Pink by Yellowtail
Barefoot (Pinot Grigio)
Chandon (CA)
Le Berceau Blanquette de Limoux
Francois Montand Rose Brut
Lunetta Prosecco
Fleuraison (Blanc de Blanc)
Domaine Ste Michelle Brut
Zardetto Prosecco

As for the best of the night, I'm partial to the Blanquette de Limoux (I brought it, wink) and the Zardetto Prosecco. But with the amount of cupcakes I ate...well, let's just say that I'll be in the gym for the next few days!

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